Lynker Technologies a leading provider of Scientific and Full Information Technology Lifecycle services for Federal Agencies, has been awarded a five (5) year contract with the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) to support the Pacific Island Region (PIR). Our team will provide strategic planning, policy development, web and GIS, and education and outreach for the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary (HIHWNMS), Papahānaumokuākea National Marine Sanctuary and Monument (PNMS/PNMM), and the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa (NMSAS). Lynker is honored to serve the mission of ONMS in the Pacific, helping protect and preserve our nation’s largest contiguous fully protected conservation area and one of the largest marine conservation areas in the world.

NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries serves as the trustee for a network of underwater parks encompassing more than 600,000 square miles of marine and Great Lakes waters. The network includes a system of 13 national marine sanctuaries and Papahānaumokuākea and Rose Atoll marine national monuments. ONMS also leads the National Marine Protected Areas Center, the nation’s hub for building innovative partnerships and tools to protect our special ocean

The Pacific Islands Region comprises three special areas that protect ocean denizens and ecosystems, as well as our unique island cultural and maritime heritage. Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument is the largest protected area in the United States, stretching the length of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Co-managed with the State of Hawai’i and the Department of the Interior, the monument preserves one of the most untouched areas of coral reef in the world. The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary ranges from north to south through the main Hawaiian Islands, with areas off six of the main eight islands. Protecting endangered humpback whales and their habitat, the site engages in education, research and rescue to meet their mission goals. The National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa is the only site located below the equator and in a U.S. Territory. Along with co-managers in the American Samoa Government, the site protects pristine coral reef.